What is fluconazole?
Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine. Fluconazole is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and the blood. Fluconazole is also used to prevent fungal infection in people who have a weak immune system caused by cancer treatment, bone marrow transplant, or diseases such as AIDS.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact, and some drugs should not be used together.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use fluconazole if you are allergic to it.
Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with fluconazole. Your doctor may change your treatment plan if you also use:
- an antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral medicine;
- a blood thinner;
- cancer medicine;
- cholesterol medication;
- oral diabetes medicine;
- heart or blood pressure medication;
- medicine for malariaor tuberculosis;
- medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- medicine to treat depressionor mental illness;
- an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug);
- seizure medicine; or
- steroid medicine.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- liver disease;
- HIVor AIDS;
- heart disease or heart rhythm disorder;
- long QT syndrome(in you or a family member);
- kidney disease; or
- if you are allergic to other antifungal medicine (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, miconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole, and others).
The liquid form of fluconazole contains sucrose. Talk to your doctor before using this form of fluconazole if you have a problem digesting sugars or milk. Fluconazole may harm an unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using fluconazole, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant. It may not be safe to breast-feed a baby while you are using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risks.